News articles on dating abuse
Today, Ann's teaching her eighth graders the lessons her daughter Lindsay never had. Students are also being enlisted across the country in peer to peer programs that help teens understand what makes a healthy relationship.
And in high school, students learn to identify red flags like jealousy and controlling behavior that are often precursors to violence. A program like this helped Tina get out of her abusive boyfriend.
Choose focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships.
PAVE empowers students, parents, and civic leaders to end sexual violence with prevention education promoting respect of oneself and each other.
CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric reports that an alarming number of American teenagers have experienced abusive relationships.
"All I remember was landing face first on the floor," said Tina, 18.
But a few months into the relationship, Lindsay's mother Ann noticed changes in her daughter.
She became more secretive, obsessed with instant messaging and was distancing herself from her friends.
Relentless texting, constant instant messaging, and virtual mind games played out on social networking sites are all becoming tools of choice for abusive teenagers wanting to control their partners.Rosalind Wiseman on Teen "Sexting""Teens are primarily using technology and that has changed the dynamics in term of the abuse that we're seeing," said Sheryl Cates, CEO of the Texas Council of Family Violence.Tragically for some, this cycle of dating violence can turn deadly.One young girl shared a very personal account of her experience with teenage dating violence in “48 Hours” Live to Tell: Sophia’s Secret Learn more about Sophia’s story – and where help is available: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) | 1-800-787-3224 [TTY] Love is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 | 1.866.331.8453 [TTY]RAINN: National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)Love is Respect provides resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. YWCA: offers support for women and girls through sexual assault and domestic violence programs, and more Breakthe engages, educates, and empowers youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.
Now she wants to help others."I don't want this to keep on happening to young girls, or young boys for that matter," Tina said.